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] martha: thanks, guys. we start with this fox news alert. egypt's disgraced former president hosni mubarak could be released from prison as early as this week as prosecutors cleared him of his corruption case as egypt continues to spiral into chaos. gregg: that news coming as there is new bloodshed in egypt with the execution-style killings of 20 policemen in the sinai. >> the best way to solve this problem is to write a new constitution where everyone has a say. and to have new elections. if they hadn elections muslim brotherhood could get creamed. if they don't, al qaeda will come in. that means gas prices go up. the suez canal gets compromised. this is a disaster in the making. martha: an estimated 1,000 people have been killed in these clashes between supporters of the muscle * and the government security forces. we have seen violence if alex and dria and -- in alexandria. the government has banned vigilante groups and say they will not tolerate any more violence. gregg: what's cairo like so far? >> reporter: it appears the muslim brotherhood's so-called week of rage has fizzled. the a
and copilot are dead. they were both killed in that crash. i'm bill hemmer. martha: i'm martha maccallum. the neighbored say they heard a large boom, then several explosions followed. the airbus 300 crashed outside the city's perimeter. bill: what do we know about the conditions where that plane crashed? >> reporter: it remains unclear whether weather had anything to do with the crash of flight 1354. we are getting word from the faa where the plane crashed. the crash occurred while the plane was on approach to the airport in birmingham. the ntsb says it's sending a full go-team to investigate the cause of the crash. an airport spokesperson says there are no homes in the area where the plane crashed. the spokesperson describes it as a grassy field. local authorities say no one on the ground was injured, bill. bill: what are we hearing from ups? >> they are trying to assess what's going on as is everyone else. the aircraft was an a-300 cargo jet. it was flying to birmingham from louisville, kentucky. a company spokesperson released a written statement saying quote," we are still asse
. [ laughter ] see you. martha: a chilling story out of oklahoma. two teenagers charged with murder, a third with accessory. 22-year-old christopher lane on a baseball scholarship in oklahoma, he's from australia. the teenagers admit they did it. listen as they try to save this young man. >> they are on the way. they can't company faster. martha: we have more on that 911 call. we are going to talk about this story. it's compelling and very unnerving. gregg: a military judge says she'll announce sentence for bradley manning this morning. her decision expected about an hour and a half from now. bradley manning was convicted of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks while he worked as an intelligence analyst in iraq. the 20-year-old facing up to 90 years in prison. the prosecutor asking for at least 60 years. manning apologizing for what he has done and he asked for the judge's mercy because he had a difficult childhood. martha: new details on the nsa surveillance program. the "wall street journal" says the nsa can spy on 75 per of all internet traffic. gregg: 75% of
-bye, everybody. nice to be with you. martha: thanks, you guys. well, dramatic 911 call that turned what could have been a mass school tragedy into peaceful outcome. what a story this is today. we're now hearing exactly how a school bookkeeper came face-to-ce with a mad gunman. there was a scene of panic as everybody ran out of that school. she talked him off the ledge. she talked him into surrender. much good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." what a story this is. gregg: incredible courage. i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. listen to the hero of this story. her name is antoinette toff. she came face-to-face with the shooting suspect, michael brand done hill. >> oh i'm in the front office. he went outside to start shooting. [gunfire] can i run? >> can you get somewhere safe? >> yeah. i got to go. and he's coming back. >> put the phone down. >> okay. she said she is getting police to tell him to back off for you, okay? >> tell them to stop all movement. >> okay. okay. >> stop all movement now on the ground. stop all movement on the ground. he said don't
. martha: it's great to be book. thanks for holding down the fort. good morning, everybody. what a dramatic end all of that came to after that harrowing ordeal. horseback riders in the idaho wilderness spotted her. this man, the people who found them, said they knew something did not make sense. >> as we went to the lake, they showed up at the lake. they was just like a square peg going into a round hole. they didn't fit. they might have been an outdoorsman in california. but he was not an outdoorsman in idaho. heidn't fit. we went into the house and the news flashed on. the amber pea lert was on the television and i told my wife, that's that girl we saw on the mountain. bill: they hiked two hours to get to difficult imagine ohio and an der -- to dimaggio and then they made their move. >> reporter: without these witnesses picking up the phone and immediately calling 911, hannah could still be out there in the wilderness with dimaggio. they say hannah was wearing pajama pants and when she tried to make small stalk with her she would turn -- when they tried to make smalltalk with her she woul
? >> anna: yeah. and go to radio. >> brian: right. see you tomorrow. martha: guys, thank you so much. and folks news alert this morning on breaking new developments right now out of egypt the u.s. is reportedly continue to evaluate is the word of the morning our aid to the middle east nation while conducting a broad review of what you're seeing into these pictures. unbelievable scenes of unrest in egypt. so many questions where all of this is headed. saudi arabia said they will step up and fill in any aid that is missing if the united states decides to pull back on it. so you've got that in the equation as well today. good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. those reports come on the same date supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested. he was taken into custody at an apartment in cairo, one day after a court ordered the release of former dictator hosni mubarak. martha: leland vittert is live in the middle east this morning. leland, are the mass arrests doing the trick to get things under contr
-collecting programs progran fall. jim. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you. the president arrived in martha's vineyard, massachusetts, late this afternoon, where he's beginning his summer vacation. white house correspondent major garrett joins us from martha's vineyard now. major, what's your read on the president's call for reforms? >> reporter: well, they're significant. and we're not clear that congress is going to embrace all of them, jim, but the president is, for the first time in the history of the u.s. presidency, asking for a greater degree of transparency and adversarial role within the process of approving government surveillance, either electronic or through computers, of americans who might be ensnared in some sort of counter-terrorism effort, meaning to stop it before it starts. the president is putting forth a commission to report back to him to put specific reforms to congress, among them, putting an adversary in the foreign intelligence surveillance court which almost always approves government requests for surveillance. for the first time a president with vast powers over the surveil
is enjoying a little r and r on martha's vineyard. today.ed a round of golf officialdent has no public appearance as planned, but will receive the daily briefings. the father of edward snowden is sounding off and criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says the former analyst will remain in russia for the foreseeable future. isright now, edward snowden beyond alarm -- the long armf the law, but his father suggests he could come home to face trial. the nsa leaker is not headed back to the united states because he will not get a fair trial. my son tother i will come home if i believe in the justice system that we should be afforded will be applied correctly. >> and tell that he says he will visit his son in russia. homeolitical furor here at shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard president obama said he had already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office for a generation that believe he is a jason bourne and there has
the heat over the government's secret surveillance program. dan lothian is live in martha's vineyard in massachusetts. dan. >> reporter: hello. the president indeed on the first full day of his nine day vacation on martha's vineyard. as he pointed out the debate over the nsa, leaks and edward snowden continues. more on that story after this break. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> welcome back to the "newsroom." i'm fredericka whitfield. a look at the top stories crossing the desk. number one, a 16-year-old girl abducted nearly a week ago is expected to reunite with her family today. hannah anderso
are expected. let's bring in dan lothian. right now you're on martha's vineyard because that's where the president will eventually end up after his speech. dan, what will the president's message be in florida? >> reporter: well, you know, as you know, not only the president but the first lady for years now have spent a lot of time talking about making life better for troops returning from serving in iraq or afghanistan, helping them with health care, helping them get job training so that they can build a new career here after returning home, and so the president will sort of expand on that today i'm told by senior administration officials, that the president will also make a new announcement about mental health research addressing issues such as ptsd and also suicide. as you know, this has been a major problem not only among troops currently serving overseas, but all the veterans who have returned from overseas. the president will be making a new announcement on that and also talk a little bit about how they can expand or help troops on college campuses so they can stay in classes, g
more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to hear exactly what the remarks are from the president. so far the face on this story for the administration has been secretary of state john kerry. yesterday, he held a briefing with reporters. that's when he condemned the violence in egypt. talked about the need for restraint for the egyptian interim gover
white house correspondent kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. back in washington, his foreign policy frustrations played out on the sunday talk shows. while republicans have generally backed mr. obama's surveillance programs, they've also said he's been too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker edward snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated his russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think is very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. >> reporter: and renewed debate today a
on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies were committed here and edward snowden if he comes back to the united states will receive a fair trial. the other grievances aired by the snowed enfamily that the president's whistle-blower protections weren't sufficient, the white house says they're the first ones ever put in place by a president of the united staelingts and should have been tested before edward snowden released these classified documents outside of the system. so those two key elements are what the white house says can be done and should have
. >> it's the keeper of the lighthouse atop the cliffs atop martha's vineyard. going away from erosion. >> from the cliff to the lighthouse exactly. >> how much time do you have >> with date of 2015 that this lighthouse to be moved by that year. >> or what. >> we tumble into the sea. >> the lighthouse is the prominent place on list of the country's most dangerous historical landmarks. they need $3 million to move it as far as 500 feet. >> you're playing against mother nature. >> there's been a lighthouse since 1779. this one was built in 1856 at a time when this channel was the busiest shipping lane in the country and they were guided by the beacon on the hill. >> it's two thing. it's warning about those rocks and it's welcoming you home. >> even today the lighthouse plays its part in keeping the local economy going. hundreds of tourists are drawn here each day. cully vanderhoop whose family has been running the businesses along the lighthouse for years. you like it when they come up. >> i do, i really do. >> would it be different losing that lighthouse. >> it's like losing a member of
, our martha raddatz in egypt, and a new warning for america. >>> got you, speed traps. we're out with police to show you clues before you hear that siren. >>> and the family photos are here. mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature and there is a map that se it all, a giant wildfire spreading through idaho and watch it grow over this weekend. bearing down now on sun valley and the vacation homes, the giant mansions of the rich and famous there. veteran firefighters are calling this fire a beast and abc's aditi roy is right there with them. >> reporter: the beaver creek wildfire burns deep in the hills near sun valley idaho and 1200 crews attacking the flames and smoke from above and below. firefighters are work is against hot, dry weather and wind gusts turning the fire into tornado-li tornado-like spirals. they are putting in a sprinkler system to protect the homes but most work is done with hand tools. they're digging away trees and anything flammable to make sure flames don't burn beyond th
, mountains look like lava and fire creates a treacherous surprise. >>> tipping point, our martha raddatz in egypt and a new warning for america. >>> breaking news, the latest on what happened when 87-year-old icon dick van dyke explained that fiery car before it exploded. we'll tell you what we've learned. >>> the family photos are here, mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on a monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature, and there is a map that says it all, a giant wildfire spreading through idaho and watch it grow over this weekend. bearing down now on sun valley and the vacation homes, the giant mansions of the rich and famous there. veteran firefighters are calling this fire a beast and abc's aditi roy is right there with them. >> reporter: fanned by west winds, the beaver creek wildfire burns deep in the hills near sun valley idaho, more than 100,000 acres scortched and 1,200 crews attacking the flames and smoke from above and below. firefighters are working against hot, dry weather and wind gusts turning the fire into tornado-like spira
is taking a break from washington this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard. the vacation comes as the president's approval rating is taking a nose-dive. major garrett is traveling with the president. >> reporter: every president needs to get away. president obama has done so less than his predecessor, president george w. bush. 14 trip and 92 vacation days compared to 50 trips and 223 for mr. bush. one common thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped on to the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallup constantly tracks his approval. 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 51% last year a low not seen since december 2011. it's usually due to defections among democrats. revelations of counterterrorism surveillance programs more aggressive than during the bush years has unsettled the president's base. >> i want to make clear, once again, that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter:
in martha's vineyard. he played golf with a top aide, the white house chef and another friend. not have any planned public appearances but will continue to receive his daily briefings on national security issues while on vacation. the weather is perfect for golf and other activities, but what is in store? >> we are looking at a quiet evening ahead, and that's good news if you're looking forward to the meteor showers as we move through the overnight hours. we will talk about that in a few minutes. the doppler radar is mainly quiet and dry with a few showers popping up to the west of harrisonburg. but it will not amount to much as we move through the evening hours. amateurs are quite comfortable. the eveningthrough hours, temperatures will eventually fall into the upper 70s to low and middle 80s. we cannot rule out the chance for a shower or two and a rumble of thunder well south of the ecb dead ec metro. to get chilly around here. we haven't said that for a long time. >> thank you. coming up, the father of edwards noted secured a visa visit his son in russia. here what he plans to discuss wi
news exclusive, he is in the seat of power in the midst of chaos. martha raddatz sits down with the prime minister of egypt to hear his take on escalating violence. and later -- >> if you are broke don't go to a game show expecting to win. >> then game show fail. why so many game show winners say in the end they lost. it's wednesday, august 21st. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> all. happy hump day, everybody. we'll begin with the latest details on the school attack prevented at an atlanta school. >> police say it was a man, 20-year-old michael brandon hill who walked into an elementary school determined to kill someone. but the school has a system where visitors must be buzzed in by staff. hill may have slipped behind an unsuspecting parent. abc's tahman bradley joins us with more. >> good morning. another incident involving a gun and a school. this time it happened during the second week of classes outside of atlanta. >> reporter: the safe return of in know center children. camille pepper, one of 800 elementary sch
escalation of tension continues. abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, has made her way to one of the men at the center of the crises and the crackdown to ask some tough questions. it's an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: he's one of the most powerful men in egypt right now and a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking the streets preventing simple inhabitants in the neighborhood not able to go out. >> but they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it. we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only tear gas and they answered back by firing. >> reporter: the result? more than 1,000 egyptians dead, most of them for protesting the military seizing power. >> you do not believe security forces used excessive force at all? >> i cannot say that all the police are peaceful. of course there are some exceptions. i cannot say 100 percent, but i'm sure that by and large they try to abide. >> so no remorse for what happened? >> when you see people dying from one side or
behind the brutal crackdown in egypt, he'll sit down with martha raddatz. to defend his tactics. >> how some game show winners could end up owing money. you're watching "world news now." put an end to this game ♪ ♪ before it's too late ♪ head games ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ourtime.com. you by ourtime.com. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. ♪ ♪ >>> all right. egypt is america's biggest foreign policy head ache right now. president obama and his security team met yesterday to decide how to respond. >> abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz traveled to cairo for an exclusive interview with the man at center of the crisis there. >> he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now, a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking to the
on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: as president obama wrapped up his vacation on martha's vineyard today, his policy toward egypt came under sharp criticism in washington. >> we have no credibility. >> reporter: senator john mccain, who recently traveled to egypt at the request of president obama and who initially opposed cutting off the $1.3 billion in u.s. military aid to the country, now argues that given the ongoing violence, aid should end. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we would cut off aid, the administration did, and then not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: and while some fellow republicans disagreed -- >> i would be reluctant to cut off aid. obviously, we should use it as a bargaining wedge. >> reporter: there was also mounting bipartisan support for holding back u.s. dollars. >> the recent violent crackdown, i do not see how we can continue aid. i believe it must be suspended. >> there's no way to say this is not a coup. it is. we should say so, and we should follow our own law, which says we can't -- we cannot fund the coup
as catherine. she is doing a fantastic job. martha: how do you think he is doing, gregg? >> future king changing diapers? i don't buy it. martha: of course he does. we'll leave you on that night. bye everybody. see you tomorrow. have a good day. >> brand new stories and breaking news to bring you. jon: almost impossible to imagine the crisis in egypt is growing worse. dozens of egyptian police officers are massacred in an ambush. >>> the e.u. holds an emergency meeting trying to stop the brutal violence as some u.s. lawmakers call for an end to military aid to egypt. >>> a tearful oscar pistorius indicted today on charges he murdered his model girlfriend. he is set to stand trial this winter in south africa. our legal panel weighs in. >>> so many kids are using smartphones these days. a new study said, staring at that little screen could cause permanent damage to young eyes. the doctor is in. it is all "happening now." jon: and horrific news out of egypt on this monday as calls increase here at home to stop spending your tax dollars on a country in such turmoil. good morning. i'm jon sc
this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard, but va t the vacation comes as the economy nosedives. >> the president has done so less than his pred sez or george w. bush. 14 trips and 19 days. one kmon thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped onto the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallop constantly tracks presidential approval. mr. obama's is at 42% with 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 41% last week, a low not seen since december of 201. when the president's approval rating dips this low, it's usually due to defections among democrats. surveillance have unsettled the president's place. republicans accuse him of ducking the issue for weeks. >> when the story initially broke, the president went undercover. he was trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for continuing the nsa program. what i'm very critical of him for, though, is basic
leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard, president obama said he had already been moving the nsa towards more transparentscy and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. a young generation believe he's a jason bourne. >> reporter: nsa wants a stronger defense from the president. >> he failed to explain these programs which saved lives, stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> still to come an unusual ruling. why a judge has ordered that a baby's name be changed. >>> also paying more for pre-school. the tens of thousands of dollars bay area parents are spending on early education and if the high costs are worth it. >>> al gore will visit lake tahoe next week. he's not vacationing. we'll tell you about his plans. >> right now we're watching the low clouds spill back across the bay from san francisco, approaching oakland, crossing the peninsula eventually into the south bay where we'll see drizzle for tomorrow morning but watchi
if they went ahead with the network. >> the president played a round of golf with friends on martha's vineyard on saturday. he spent a few hours with the first lady and his daughters on a private beach. he has kept a low profile during his getaway but he did a breakaway a bit to speak publically on the escalating violence in egypt. >> the ongoing crisis in egypt is showing no signs of slowing down. the egyptian government is going to disband the muslim brotherhood after 80 people were killed in the protests. there are more mass rallies for today today's -- today. here's more. >> death and chaos in the streets of egypt as the army's brutal crackdown of the muslim brotherhood protesters have killed some 900 people over the last several days. president obama ordered his national security team to assess the operations taken by egypt's military which could affect aid. >> experts say it doesn't buy as much influence as it used to. >> we started to put pressure on the egyptian interim government and what happened? saudi arabia said they were going to fund this. this is a message to washington. be ca
forward to it. >>> it is vacation time for president obama, but before the president left for martha's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon sno
on vacation. he and his family begin their summer break today on martha's vineyard. when he returns to washington, all of the challenges are waiting for him. >> i picture moments in martha's vineyard when he marches michelle into the kitchen and shows off clean dishes. >> the slouch boy kid comment. >> the translation of that must have been great. >> i'll tell you that next time. >>> now, to ron claiborne with the other top developing stories this morning. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, all but one of the american embassies that were closed last week because of terror concerns are now set to reopen tomorrow. the state department says 18 of the 19 embassies located throughout north africa and the middle east will reopen. the one however in yemen, that one will remain closed. >>> and fire crews slowly getting control of a massive wildfire in southern california. the fire covering some 25-square miles or about 16,000 acres. the fire is 40% contained. two dozen homes have been destroyed and hundreds others evacuated. >>> and the embattled mayor of san diego, bob filner, is leav
. >>> president obama played golf this morning on martha's vineyard. the president and his family are staying on martha's vineyard till august 18. he will have no public appearances but receives daily briefing. >>> u.s. attorney general eric holder ilappear in san francisco tomorrow -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow at the -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow -- will appear in san francisco tomorrow morning at the american bar association. former secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to appear at the same meet -- same meeting tomorrow. >>> boat owners have a few days left to remove their boats because of low water levels. boats are usually pulled between october and december 1 when water is released for flood control but this year a lack of rain and snow melt conspired to move the date up. >> today was the day when people were supposed to be out by. we have a few extra days. if you are planning on using their boats, they are welcome to keep it in as long as they keep an eye on the lake. >> the lake is still deep enough for boating and trailered boats are still able to use
in. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the first family is on vacation. dan, why did president obama decide to take this step this week? he canceled joint military exercises between the u.s. and the egyptian military. >> reporter: that's right. he did, brianna. and the main reason is because of the escalating violence on the ground in egypt which you have just been talking about. the president condemning that violence, condemning the actions of the interim military government there and the security forces, but also there's been this sort of level of frustration within the obama administration at the slow pace of the transition from this military interim government to a democratically elected civilian government. the obama administration, at least officials within the administration, had been discussing this as an option. in fact, back in june at the time that the administration decided to delay the delivery of those f-16s, it was brought up as an option to pull out of these biannual exercises known as bright star, but it was only on wednes
a week long trip to martha's vineyard. he squeezes one last round of golf. with the president of world bank. president obama will meet with financial regulators today as they look for a way to strengthen the financial system. >> now to another fox news alert the president's first order of business as he does return home might deal with the growing crisis in egypt. new overnight suspected militants ambushed police officers killing 24 people this after the egyptian army admits killing dozens of brothers and prisoners after a stand offat a cairo mosque. they debate while they should cut off aid to the nation. >>> good morning to you as well. that situation took place at sinai is a reminder of how dire the situations are becoming. one says the aid set aside already doubt the door. he adds when congress returns from washington they have to debate future funding of egypt. the violence continues to escalate. they are getting worse with no end to violence on the horizon. some congressional lawmakers are asking the united states to cut off military aid to egypt. >> while the acts by the egyptia
continues to have a bad summer while on vacation in martha's vineyard. it definitely doesn't make snowden a hero or whistleblower or patriot. if we can get our hands on him, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> perry, this morning, snowden's father urged his son to demand a public trial instead of coming home. >> at this point, what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all of the facts. what i've seen is much political theater. >> ron snowden there. perry, what are the chances that the federal government would allow a public trial of edward snowden? >> i'm not sure. i think if he came back to the sufficient he probably would have a trial. the question would be, he vie laid the law, no question, whether he's a whistleblower or a traitor or something else, he violated the law. i think the question for snowden would be, if he comes back here, he's certainly going to be convicted of violating the law. and a public trial, we're discussing national security matters i think is very unlikely to happen. so i think his father is
to politics. president obama has started his eight-day summer vacation on martha's vineyard. he and michelle boarded a flight yesterday. >> meanwhile, the race to replace president obama in iowa appears unbelievably to be in full swing even though the election is more than three years out. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." i've never been good at math. i think we have 29 months before the election. what is going on? >> but it's only two years until the iowa straw poll. that's why everybody's out there. >> two years. >> iowa, the first caucus state. we know how important it is. it launched president obama back in 2008. and this is a wide open race, particularly on the republican side. what was so interesting about what was happening in iowa, a lot of contenders out there, ted cruz out there, his second or third trip to iowa. rick santorum going again. remember he did so well last time by visiting every county. they know this is a big prize on the republican side and no heir apparent. on the democratic side, a rally for hillary clinton. claire mccaskill out there she's
for egypt. >> so the president breaks a vacation, makes an address from martha's vineyard on thursday. talk about what he said. are we doing the right thing? are we doing enough? >> i would have called it a coup six weeks ago. in terms of democracy in the middle east has been -- that credibility has been lost. that said, the united states is going to have influence only on the margins. perhaps it can draw boundaries around which the military has to operate. by not calling it a coup, we signal we're going to learn with whatever ultimately emerges in terms of a new government in egypt. >> p.j., if we were to label this a coup, that would mean we would have to stop funding any sort of military aid, any sort of humanitarian aid support to egypt. is that true? >> well, it is true. that's why the administration has largely decided they're not going to decide. and barring some sort of horrific -- >> what is that getting us right now? the money that we are supplying to egypt, what is that doing for the united states's interests there? >> well, the united states looks at the egyptian military as the
residents out of their homes. martha sheet has the details. smoke so thick it creates a dark curtain across the sky. a wildfire is burning its way through parts of idaho's national forests, sending walls of flames closer to homes in the sun valley area. officials say it was ignited by lightning on august 7. >> it is a very aggressive fire. part of that is just the conditions. >> this place is being dubbed the beaver creek fire. a mandatory evacuation order is now in effect for residents in southern idaho. hundreds of personnel are working to contain the fire. a state with the vast natural areas. idaho governor bush honored toward the area on foot -- toured the area on foot on friday. >> the number one mission of the state, this agency, of everybody is the safety and health of those people out fighting those fires on the front lines. they are doing a tremendous job. >> officials say that only a small part of the fire has been contained. martha shade, wgn news. >> the one-time leader of an anti-violence group says he wants to be your next governor. hardiman showed -- throws his hat in the rin
service, tens ofnds thousands of tax dollars per day. an eight-day martha's vineyard extravaganza, while millions can't find a job and a record number of americans need food stamps to survive. priceless. leadership. all things america expects from our commander in chief. have a great weekend. if you're on martha's vineyard this weekend, you bump into president obama, tell him wevine said hello. i'll see you on "the five." >>> hello. i'm kimberly guilfoyle and the gang. it's 5:00 o'clock in new york city and this is "the five". >> moments ago, to wrapped up his first solo news conference since april 30. he touched on a number of topics, including the nsa, surveillance, privacy, snowden, putin, drone strikes, obamacare, republican shutting down the government, benghazi, the next bed chair, immigration, and the olympics. here are some highlights. >> i wanted to ask you about your evolution on the surveillance issues. why should the public trust you on this issue? >> where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information ahead of time that we're able to carry out that critical
one. they are on their way to martha's vineyard where they will vacation for the next week. the president made one final stop in orlando this afternoon to speak at the disabled veterans national convention. >> at every generation there are americans like you who stand beside her and guide her and protect her. we need to make sure we've got the resources, the budget s our veterans deserve. >> the orlando event comes on the heels of yesterday's wide-ranging news conference at the white house. the president unveiled the series of proposals aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's secret surveillance programs. plan that the president said was in the works before edward snowden leaked secret nsa documents to the press. >> there's no doubt that mr. snowden's leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at martha's vineyard where the president is expected to arrive shortly. kristen, good to se
it all. >> reporter: good morning to you. before president obama begins his vacation here in martha's vineyard, he will stop in orlando to speak with disabled veterans. edward snowden has everyone talking today. it comes after a news conference on friday announcing snowden played a role in the timing that he wants to enact new measures to enact the surveillance program. the president announced working with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including
. >> coverage in the middle east, here in the united states, as well. starting with martha raddatz in the region, tracking all of the latest from jerusalem right now. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. has a slew of evidence about this chemical attack, including intercepted conversations between syrian commanders. the u.s. and its allies have had massive surveillance operations, aimed at syria, since the conflict began. focusing especially on its chemical weapons stockpiles, which contains hundreds of tons of mustard and sarin gas. satellite have been monitoring whatever possible. abc news has learned that part of the intelligence the u.s. has gathered in the apparent chemical attack of august 21st, came from just such an intercept, one with a syrian commander. foreign policy reports that one panicked call was between an official at the syrian ministry of defense, and the leader of a chemical weapons unit. this evidence, coupled with the horrific images, interviews with survivors and the doctors who treated them, is what has convinced the u.s. at the highest level,
on hold. wendell goler is in martha's vineyard where the family is vacationing. hello, wendell. >> reporter: hello, shannon. not a lot of criticism of president obama's decision to cancel the summit meeting. arizona republican senator john mccain called it a symbolic move. he said he was fine with it, but he's not fine with the russian-american relationship. he said putin put his thumb in america's eye when he granted asylum to snowden and said the u.s. need to be a lot tougher with russia. >> we need to expand the act that holds people accountable who commit human rights violations within russia. we need to move to bring georgia into nato. we need to continue and restore our efforts for defensive missile systems in europe which we had basically drawn back. >> reporter: even though president obama and putin are talking, other u.s. and russian officials are. secretary of state kerry and secretary of defense chuck hagel met with russian counterparts on friday at the state department. there were no break throughs on syria or europe missile defense. the russia said later the u.s. o
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